Ft. Bend Co. teen's family seeks more than $1M in airbag death

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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Some people are getting frustrated with the length of time automakers say it'll take to make the proper repairs to faulty airbags at the center of a recall.

RICHMOND, TX (KTRK) -- The family of a 17-year-old girl killed by faulty airbags has filed a lawsuit over her death.

Huma Hanif died on March 31 when the airbag in her Honda civic exploded following a crash in Fort Bend County.

Shrapnel from the detonator hit her neck, killing her.

She's the 10th person killed in the United States by the Takata-made airbags. Attorneys are suing Takata, Honda and the dealership where Hanif's family purchased their car for damages in excess of one million dollars.

See the lawsuit here

PHOTOS: Ft. Bend Co. officials talk teen's airbag death

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Images from a press conference with the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office about the death of a 17-year-old who died as a result of an exploding airbag.

American Honda continues to urge owners of Honda and Acura vehicles affected by the Takata airbag inflator recalls to get their vehicles repaired at authorized dealers as soon as possible. Vehicle owners can check their vehicles' recall status at www.recalls.honda.com for Honda owners or www.recalls.acura.com for Acura owners or by calling their authorized dealer.